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Woman arrested, male suspect still at large after fight at motel near the Capitol

An 18-year-old Portland woman was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of fourth-degree assault after a fight at the Olympia Inn on Capitol Way, according to Olympia police.

The woman also faces a third-degree assault charge for allegedly kicking an Olympia police officer, Lt. Paul Lower said Wednesday.

A man who was involved in the fight fled from the scene. He is described as black, 5-foot-7 and was last seen wearing green pants, but had no shirt and no shoes, Lower said.

About 8 p.m. Tuesday, Olympia police were dispatched to the 900 block of Capitol Way South after a report of a fight.

Once at the scene, police met with the two managers of the motel, a man and a woman, who said they had tried to get the two suspects to leave one of their rooms after they heard a fight.

After telling them to leave, the male manager said the male suspect punched him in the face and threatened him with a knife. The Portland woman then demanded her money back for the room. When the female manager refused, she was hit in the face and threatened with what Lower described as a hand-held Taser.

A fourth person tried to intercede during the fight, Lower said.

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